Study this wordlist Study
Learn using Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Learn
Spelling Games Games
Listen and Spell test Test
Printable worksheets and activities Print
Handwriting worksheets Write

Prefixes: per or pre?

These prefixes are often confused. Say the word aloud and listen carefully to the sound.

prepare
She is working hard to prepare for her test.
preview
The preview of the new Star Wars film was amazing.
predict
We were able to predict what would happen.
preserve
We can preserve fruit by making jam.
prehistoric
In prehistoric times dinosaurs roamed the earth.
premature
Our baby was premature.
presume
I presume he'll be attending the party.
pretend
Please don't pretend that you didn't know the truth.
prevent
Supermarkets are being encouraged to prevent wastage of food.
predominant
The predominant colour in her house is pink.
permit
I need a parking permit for my car.
perceive
I wonder if he'll ever perceive the truth.
perfect
Is lying on a beach your idea of a perfect holiday?
performance
The team’s performance was dismal.
permanent
I'm hoping my job will be made permanent.
permission
We will apply for permission to extend our house.
persecute
You should not persecute someone because of their beliefs.
persuade
Can I persuade you to have another slice of this cake?

This word list was created by Spellzone. View more Spellzone course lists or curriculum word lists.

Learn about these words in Unit 23. Prefixes: when letters need changing.

Use the list: Prefixes: per or pre?

'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' spelling exercise Learn this spelling list using the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' activity.

English spelling games Spelling games using the word list: Prefixes: per or pre?

spelling test Test yourself using the 'Listen and Spell' spelling test.

Worksheets and activities Print worksheets and activities using: Prefixes: per or pre?

Handwriting worksheets Handwriting worksheets using: Prefixes: per or pre?


Sign up to remove this advert

Other lists from Unit 23. Prefixes: when letters need changing.

A mixture of prefixes, Set 1
A mixture of prefixes, Set 2
Prefixes: ante or anti?
Prefixes: de or dis?
More prefixes, Set 3
Prefixes which change

Spellzone list  

Try Spellzone for free


Share this list

"Thank goodness for Spellzone during this remote learning phase. The site is easy for students to navigate independently and they're really enjoying the activities and spelling games. You get an awful lot for your money with Spellzone. Really reassuring is the very prompt response with helpdesk queries. I've very rarely needed the helpdesk, but when I have, the issue has been addressed and sorted within a very short time."

Sarah Taggart, Oasis Academy Lord's Hill